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Another one I found on my project list (and also in the stash) that's eligible for the GB: a colorful US Navy scout or torpedo bomber (depending on finding a torpedo and if it will actually fit under the model...  :rolleyes:) in clasic "yellow wings" livery, and basically a minimal conversion of a stock kit.
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Re: A pre-WWI US Navy scout or torpedo bomber
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2020, 01:46:00 am »
Pre First World War?  Interesting.  Wright Flyer with a torpedo?
I suppose Langley's Aerodrome could be considered the first carrier aircraft as it was catapult launched from a house boat.

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Re: A pre-WWII US Navy scout or torpedo bomber
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2020, 02:06:07 am »
Oops, I meant "pre-WWII", sorry for the typo.  ;)

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WiP +++ 1:72 Great Lakes SBG-3 of VS-6, USS Enterprise, 1938
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2020, 12:07:57 am »
Work makes good progress (again), hardware stage is almots finished, but I decided to make some (more) late changes. The basis for this project, christened Great Lakes "SCG", is this here:



A very nice kit, BTW, a vintage Heller model in the best sense with good details and fit.

The PZL.23 is such a typical "between the wars" design, and the generous glazing as well as the cockpit in the forward position made me think about a carrier-borne aircraft. At its core, it will be built mostly OOB, I just changed the engine into an R-2600 (slightly overpowered, yes, but it would IMHO have been the engine of choice in the intended era) and I will add a cover to the rear gunner station, for some additional crew comfort.
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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Great Lakes SCG-2 of VS-6, USS Enterprise, 1938
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2020, 02:21:14 am »
Spats.

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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Great Lakes SCG-3 of VS-6, USS Enterprise, 1938
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2020, 02:40:58 am »
Yup, big ones!  :lol:

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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Great Lakes SCG-3 of VS-6, USS Enterprise, 1938
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2020, 03:36:30 am »
Looking at the picture of the Karas has given me an idea, as if I don't have enough to do  :rolleyes:

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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Great Lakes SCG-3 of VS-6, USS Enterprise, 1938
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2020, 04:03:42 am »
 ;D

So man ideas, and just one life... I know what you mean. Esp. the current GB spawns many ideas here, too, or brings projects from the list back to the front row. I have at least four further things that I could submit, and when I start thinking there might be more, new ones, too...  :rolleyes:

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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Great Lakes SCG-3 of VS-6, USS Enterprise, 1938
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2020, 04:43:35 am »
The idea came to me when I saw the position of the pilot and the engine which reminded me of the Westland Lysander.....

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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Great Lakes SCG-3 of VS-6, USS Enterprise, 1938
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2020, 06:15:00 am »
Ah, the Karas. The aircraft which was designed by two committees who didn't speak to each other, the Front Committee and the Rear Committee.  ;D
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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Great Lakes SCG-2 of VS-6, USS Enterprise, 1938
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2020, 10:00:55 am »
Spats.

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With headlights built into them.

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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Great Lakes SBG-3 of VS-6, USS Enterprise, 1938
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2020, 12:43:51 am »
Those will have to go and will be replaced by a pair of light machine guns.

Currently, painting is underway.

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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Great Lakes SCG-3 of VS-6, USS Enterprise, 1938
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2020, 03:29:46 am »
Ah, the Karas. The aircraft which was designed by two committees who didn't speak to each other, the Front Committee and the Rear Committee.  ;D

I think only one of the committees knew it was designing an aircraft.
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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Great Lakes SBG-3 of VS-6, USS Enterprise, 1938
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2020, 04:06:59 am »
There was in fact a third committee who were under the impression they were designing a conservatory.
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Re: WiP +++ 1:72 Great Lakes SBG-3 of VS-6, USS Enterprise, 1938
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2020, 05:15:01 am »
There was in fact a third committee who were under the impression they were designing a conservatory.

I think that this third group were a freelance consultancy who did a lot of work for Amiot and Breuget in France.
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